South Africa (2006)
Enjoy your weekend!
28 februari 2015
27 februari 2015
Linking to Skywatch Friday.
26 februari 2015
The water tower that you see at the end of this lane was built in 1895 and provided the water for the people who lived at Dennenoord. It isn't in use anymore, but was rescued from demolition when it officially received the status of national monument. Besides a 'private' water tower, Dennenoord also had its own church.
25 februari 2015
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23 februari 2015
Nowadays the Zuidlaarderbol is baked in large quantities especially in the weeks prior to the Zuidlaardermarkt, an annual horse and country market that is held in October. The horse market is the largest in Europe, and is attended by Dutch, German and Belgian horsetraders.
The bakery has a nice sign as well, I think I will post a close-up of it on a later date.
22 februari 2015
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This sign was next to the valley Visitor Centre, where we stopped for a rest and a drink.
Linking to Lesley's signs, signs.
17 februari 2015
This roof garden is known as the Jacob Cramer-Park and is open to visitors during museum opening hours. Jacob Cramer (1899-1998) was a politician and the Queens Commissioner (in Dutch: Commissaris van de Koningin) of the province Drenthe from 1951 until his retirement in 1964.
16 februari 2015
The park, here to my right, is in fact a roof garden and is built upon the roof of the underground part of the museum. I will show you more photos later.
15 februari 2015
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The Drents Museum in Assen currently also exhibits a collection of beautiful and very valuable Russian eggs, that are on loan from the Landesmuseum in Liechtenstein. The highlight is this 'Apple Blossom egg' by Fabergé from 1901. The materials used are gold, diamond, enamel, and a mineral called nephrite. Beautiful, isn't it?
The total collection in this room consists of hundreds of unique eggs. They tell the story of the bewitching court culture in pre-war Russia and the artistic refinery and blossoming of the applied arts at that time. Hurry if you want to see them as the exhibition closes at the end of February!
The glass showcases in which the eggs were put gave a nice reflection, both of the eggs as well as of the lights. I'm linking this last photo to Weekend Reflections.
12 februari 2015
I really enjoyed seeing this exhibition of colourful paintings!
11 februari 2015
From their site: "Said to be haunted, The Punch Bowl has been a pub for over four centuries. We have a historical connection with the Whig Party from the 17th century. Punch was the preferred drink of the Whigs, whilst the Tories likes their claret. Any pub displaying a punch bowl sign was therefore declaring its political allegiance."
Contributing to signs, signs.
10 februari 2015
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The 'theater van de natuur' (Nature's Theatre) near Sellingen is a project from the 1990's: a small hill was created to give people a wide view on the scenic surroundings. Poems can be read on the stone steps when you go up, and on the top is a platform with this iron theater-shaped frame placed on a high round table.
I posted photos from this exact spot before, then taken early June (2013) which makes the lookout surprisingly different, to see them click here.
5 februari 2015
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Some snow fell again just before the weekend. These pictures were taken yesterday afternoon near Sellingen where we had a wonderful walk. It was grey, hazy, and really beautiful!
I will show you 2 more photos tomorrow.